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With the Playstation Store I believe you can actually purchase PSN titles from your PC for the PSP (and possibly PS3? I forget). I've googled but I can't quite tell if there's such a service for the Wii U store.

There's a Wii U downloadable title I'd like, as it's on sale, but I don't have a Wii U yet. Is there some way I can purchase the game (even if I have to download it on the title, just "claiming" it would be super) without the console itself?

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Currently you can't, Nintendo ties the download with the console, not with the User ID.

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Which also means if you sell the console, the buyer gets your games... –  Holger Jan 9 '13 at 13:29
Ug really? Then it's just like the Wii for now... –  Ben Brocka Jan 9 '13 at 14:05

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